Msg#: 3038469 posted 12:50 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Hello all, I have photo hosting site and about 1000 unique visitors/day . But the problem is that I can't make much money from it. I have adsense on it, quite well integrated, but it doesn't help much. My aim is to make about 1$ per 100 visitors. But despite my hard efforts, I can't yet. Can you give me any idea? The traffic is mainly from various forums.
Some sites have the following ads: dating, wallpapers, smilies, but they don't give enough revenue.
Msg#: 3038469 posted 6:13 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)
Holy cow! A free photo-hosting site! Not many of those around! (Only a few thousand...)
So, you are shocked that you are not making much money from a web-site with a broad, non-targeted demographic?
Try making the site more targeted. Specialize in a particular audience or a particular type of photo.
One thing that may help - even without changing the demographic - is to include the capability for - and very actively encourage - text descriptions and discussions of the photos.
Adsense (or whatever) doesn't know what's in the photos. If there aren't text descriptions, it can't do much to match ads with the interests of viewers. All they know is that you have photos - of some sort - and thus they can only offer very broad categories of poorly-paying ads.